House Keeping

House Keeping

Another practical issue for any lady to acquaint herself with, especially if she will be at all useful in the role of Wife and Mother. Many do not grow up with the privilege of having a housekeeping mother who trained them from their youth up. Yet whether you are married or not, you can always start today to make your house a home.


At Home with Usefulness - Leora Schmucker

Greetings in Jesus precious name! Truly we have a Great God who is worthy of all our praise and even our whole lives.

Because of His love and mercy to us, we are bound to thank God always! And yet my prayer is that our love among the brethren may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; that we would approve things that are excellent; that we would be sincere and without offense till the day of Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God!

Cultivating a Heart for the Home - Sarah Miller

Dear single sisters:

As an older single lady, it has been on my heart for some time to write to encourage you in cultivating a heart for your home.

The Reasons Why … Christian Families Will NOT ALLOW Television in Their Homes - Daniel Mena

I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes; I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. Ps. 101:3

Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing. De. 7:26

John Wesley on Family Religion - John Wesley

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:15b

What will the consequence be, if we do not adopt this resolution? —if family religion be neglected? —if care be not taken of the rising generation? Will not the present revival of religion in a short time die away? Will it not be as the historian speaks of the Roman state in its infancy, res unius aetatis: “an event that has its beginning and end within the space of one generation”? Will it not be a confirmation of that melancholy remark of Luther’s that “a revival of religion never lasts longer than one generation”? By a generation (as he explains himself), he means thirty years. But, blessed be God, this remark does not hold with regard to the present instance, seeing this revival, from its rise in the year 1729, has already lasted above fifty years.

The Wisdom of Work - Rachel Weaver

Dear Mother Friends,
It seems so long since I have chatted with you. I am a grandma now twice, and my little band of followers has become much smaller. The oldest two are married. One daughter is often gone to help other mothers cope and survive, and our son is out on his lawn-mowing job. Once again our children at home daily are fourteen, twelve, nine, seven and four years old. How quickly the ten years have passed since the last five were that age! How many lessons we have learned.